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4 Native Networks to Consider for Native Ad Campaigns

When we looked at major trends for 2016, native advertising was at the top of the list. This type of advertising has seen rapid growth and tons of digital marketers and publishers have experienced its success. Spend on native advertising is expected to reach $21 billion in 2018. That’s almost a 60% growth from the $7.5 billion expected spend in 2015. If you’ve invested in this type of advertising but haven’t been seeing the results you expected, the problem could be in the networks you’re using. Below we discuss four networks worth considering for a profitable native strategy.

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4 Ways to Get More Ad Clicks

Spend on display advertising in the US is expected to surpass search ad spending for the first time this year. If banner ads are part of your online strategy, we want to help you make the most of your investment. We’ve outlined four quick tips that will help you get more ad clicks this year and beyond.

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Choosing a Publisher for Your Display Ads

If you’re a digital marketer, you’re no stranger to choosing a publisher for your direct media buys. At first, it seems easy: Find available inventory on a reputable publisher that you can afford. But there’s so much more to consider when choosing a publisher to host your ads.

How do you know where to place your ads? What publishers are going to give you the best bang for your buck? And what makes a ‘good’ publisher? Below, we’ve outlined important questions to consider when choosing the right publisher for your ads:

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3 Ad Types to Add to Your Digital Strategy This Year

According to ComScore, Internet users see an average of 1,707 ads per month. Now, more than ever, digital marketers struggle to get their ads noticed online. How can you stand out from your competition, encourage engagement, and improve your brand? By building more effective ads, of course. And how do you do that? You can start by exploring these three trending ad types for your digital strategy:

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Weighing in on Wearables

Were wearables on your holiday shopping list this year? Perhaps it was a purchase to kick off your New Year resolution of getting into shape? Even if it wasn’t on your wish list, there were 13.5 million health and fitness trackers sold last year, making it a booming industry, with numerous brands competing for spot on your wrist.

Major players making up the $700 million wearables industry include Fitbit, Jawbone and Basis.   So what made them such a hot commodity this holiday season? First, it’s a trendy gift to get for a family member, friend or maybe even yourself. Second, for those looking to kick off their New Year with some healthy resolutions, fitness wearables can help consumers get on track.

Now that everyone is settled into the New Year, we were eager to find out what kind of consumers top wearable brands were targeting over the holidays. Were brands interested in driving sales through holiday gift shoppers? Or did they see an opportunity to target the ‘New Year, New Me’ resolutioners? Find out below!

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Programmatic, Native & Other Trends to Master in 2016

2016 will be here before we know it! It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the New Year. What does your online marketing strategy look like for 2016?  Have you considered programmatic or native advertising for the year ahead? What trends dominated the digital space in 2015 and will they last in the new year? We answered all of these questions and more in an exclusive interview with Garrett Gan from Thalamus.

Thalamus is the largest crowdsourced database of ad vendor data in the world. With 50,000+ partners, Thalamus houses the most comprehensive dataset of ad partner capabilities, contacts, marketing collateral, ad specs, network data, and marketer reviews for vendors worldwide.

If you’re wondering what’s in store for the year ahead, read our interview below and start leveraging Garrett’s insights for your 2016 online marketing campaigns.   Continue reading

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Driving Holiday Sales Through Native Advertising

The holiday season is in full swing, which means brands are going head to head to compete for the attention of consumers through numerous advertising channels. With over 50% of shoppers planning to do their holiday buying online this year, there is no doubt that the digital channel is a major priority. Especially since brands can build digital holiday campaigns to drive online sales and in-store traffic.

One of the major digital trends being used to serve holiday campaigns this year is native advertising as brands can reach audiences in an unobtrusive way. These days, consumers are eager to learn about products through content and with native advertising, advertisers can reach audiences with creatives that seamlessly blend in with content being browsed on sites.

With brands under pressure to drive sales during the holiday season, WhatRunsWhere decided to investigate the online strategies of four major department stores, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and JCPenney. Eager to find out whose holiday campaigns are capitalizing on native advertising and whose missing out on a lucrative opportunity to drive sales? Get the answers below!

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WhatRunsWhere Affiliate Marketing Meetup Toronto

On November 19th, WhatRunsWhere proudly hosted it’s very first Affiliate Marketing Meetup at our Toronto office. We welcomed Toronto’s diverse online marketing community which included affiliates, advertisers, and ad techsIt was a successful night of high-impact learning, networking, tasty cocktails and awesome food.

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Welcome to Affiliate Marketing Meetup Toronto!

More than 50 members of Toronto’s online marketing community joined us for a packed house! They had the chance to hear from Co-Founder and CEO of WhatRunsWhere,  Max Teitelbaum. and Chief Innovation Officer of Jumbleberry, Steve Jukes.

Max kicked off the presentations with a discussion on how to use competitive intelligence to build winning affiliate campaigns. He emphasized the importance of capitalizing on current industry trends including Native ads, HTML5 and mobile advertising. Drawing on his personal experience as an affiliate, prior to WhatRunsWhere, attendees were able to get expert advice on what it takes to be a successful performance marketer.

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Max Teitelbaum, Co-Founder and CEO of WhatRunsWhere, discussing current affiliate marketing trends

We were also proud to welcome Steve Jukes, CIO of Jumbleberry, who led an informative session on keys to success in the affiliate world. This included finding a competitive edge that will drive success and understanding any biases that could affect your campaign success.

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Steve Jukes, CIO of Jumbleberry, discussing keys to success in affiliate marketing

We were thrilled to be able to bring together such a talented group of people from our local community.  A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out to make this Meetup a true success! Stay tuned for our next event.

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Thank you to all the attendees who made the night a huge success! – WhatRunsWhere Team

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